Molly Sims Biography

Molly Sims Biography
Molly Sims is an actress/model. She was born on May 25, 1973 in Murray, Kentucky. She enrolled in Vanderbilt University for two years, but dropped out in 1993 to pursue a career in modeling. She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2000, 2001, and 2006 as well as MTV's House of Style. She is a Covergirl model. She also appears as Delinda DeLine in the series Las Vegas.

Biography

Hailing from Murray, Kentucky, the 5’9 1/2” Molly Sims never planned on becoming a supermodel. Originally she wanted to be a lawyer and was pre-law at Vanderbilt University. However, a roommate convinced the green-eyed blonde to pose for a few photographs and send them to agencies in New York. Sims agreed, and a few weeks later her life took drastic turn when the NEXT Modeling Agency signed her. Sims soon found herself traveling Germany, London and Milan to model instead of returning to Vanderbilt. So much for a legal career.

 

Though Molly Sims's parents were wary at first, they eventually supported their daughter’s sudden change in course, which Sims credited as being a key factor to her success. As her career progressed, Sims appeared in many of the top fashion magazines, including Elle, Vogue and Madame Figaro. Magazine covers soon turned into advertisements, as Sims appeared for Nautica, Armani, Chanel and Victoria’s Secret.

But Molly Sims knew that she wouldn’t be a model forever, so she began to segue into acting, first by hosting the long-running MTV fashion series, “House of Style”. Since “House of Style” helped launch the on-air careers of famous supermodels Cindy Crawford and Rebecca Ramijn-Stamos, it was no wonder the still-unknown Sims was nervous about the prospect. A few months after what she thought was an awful screen test, Sims got a callback and eventually the job in 2000. Sims went on to other hosting gigs—mainly TV specials—including “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2001”, “World’s S--iest Athletes” (2002) and “MTV’s Mardi Gras 2002”. She also appeared in a series of popular commercials for Old Navy, and, asa former competitive swimmer, Sims was the perfect choice to grace the cover of Sport’s Illustrated swimsuit edition in 2003 after appearing inside the famous magazine special the previous two years.

Molly Sims’ transition into acting continued in 2002, when she appeared on an episode of the Fox sitcom “Andy Richter Controls the Universe" and in an episode of UPN's short-lived “The Twilight Zone” revival: in a remake of the original series' the “Eye of the Beholder” episode, Sims played a woman who discovers that beauty is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder. Next Sims landed a regular series role in “Las Vegas” (NBC, 2003 - ) playing the s--y, manipulative Delinda Deline, daughter of casino chief Big Ed Deline (James Caan), whose dalliances with her dad's top employee Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel) strain relationships between the three.


Trivia

  • Born: on 05/25/73 in Murray, KentuckyJob Titles: Actress, ModelEducation
  • Vanderbilt University, pre-law

Milestones

  • 2000 Appeared in the 2000 and 2001 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues; also modeled for Victoria’s Secret
  • 2000 Became the host for MTV's "House of Style," previous hosts include Cindy Crawford and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
  • 2003 Cast in the NBC drama “Las Vegas,” as the manipulative Delinda Deline, daughter of “Sin City’s” premier surveillance chief, Big Ed Deline (James Caan).
  • c. 1992 Dropped out of school; moved to London to model

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